January 20, 2015
Haneda Route Case Reopened
In response to requests from American and the APFA, the US Department of Transportation has reopened the valuable US to Haneda route case. Delta had originally been granted the right to the route and made promises to fly direct year-round service from SEA. However, Delta has barely operated it since being granted permission, instead opting to hoard the route to put competitors at a disadvantage. The route is now once again up for grabs and American, Delta, and Hawaiian have expressed interest. APFA is the only work group to have weighed in at this point, arguing that more competition on this route means more flying opportunities for Flight Attendants. APFA government affairs will continue to push for the route to be re-allocated to American to be operated from LAX.
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APFA National Communications Chair